Lan Li is an Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Boise State Univeristy. Dr. Li finished her doctorate in Nanomaterials at the University of Cambridge in the UK in 2006, followed by working in the Bio-Nano Electronic Research Center at the Toyo University in Japan. She conducted her research as a post-doc associate on the theoretical and computational studies of metal-fullerene nano-systems, hydrogen-storage materials, and metal oxide thin films at the Department of Physics, University of Florida. She then joined the Center for Materials Informatics at the Kent State University in Ohio, and worked in collaboration with various national labs and universities on the development of computational materials research code projects and the transformation of these research codes into modules suitable for effective use in undergraduate education. Due to her achievement in computational materials science, she was awarded a senior fellowship by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Program, and became a NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) senior fellow, working on energy and sustainability. Presently, Dr. Li is an elected Vice Chair of the TMS (The Mineral, Metals and Materials Society) Education Committee, as well as serves as a member of the TMS Integrated Computational Materials Engineering Committee and TMS Computational Materials Science and Engineering Committee.
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